This suicide hurt.
He’s someone I enjoyed hearing from. He’s someone that lived a life exploring the world.
Who has had tough times and survived them. A fellow kid from Jersey.
He made a wonderful book about working in a kitchen with “Kitchen Confidential.”
He made great tv for fifteen years maybe now with “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown.”
Who traveled the world exploring and telling stories.
Maybe it’s something I want to do too. I certainly crave seeing new places. I enjoy meeting new people.
I also suffer from mental illness with bipolar disorder, knowing depression a lot more often than mania.
I am lucky not to have suicidal ideation, but I don’t want to own a gun.
We never know the demons people live with.
I don’t know what happened last night as he was shooting “Parts Unknown” in France with his good friend Eric Ripert.
But I will miss Bourdain’s storytelling. I will miss his voice. I will miss him producing other great projects like “The Mind of a Chef” and “Ugly Delicious.”
And I think I want to explore the world too.
Thank you Anthony Bourdain for telling your stories honestly. We will miss you. And for those who know the demons of mental illness and addiction, I see you and pray for you. And yes I do want to hear your stories too.